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    Fossil Titanothere Vertebra
    Titanothere (Brontothere)
    Eocene
    White River Badlands, South Dakota, USA

    As the name indicates, there is not going to be anything small about a Titanothere. They were a group of massive hoofed mammals that fed on vegetation and roamed the Badlands in herds during the Eocene. They are best known for the bony protuberances on their skulls. Although more closely related to horses, these odd beasts probably looked like "furry" rhinoceroses. This bleached bone is a nicely preserved vertebra, that is fairly complete and in good condition. Stark white, with mottled tan highlights, this is simply a quality vertebrate fossil specimen.
    Overall Measurements: 4.9 x 4.8 x 3.3 inches (12.4 x 12.1 x 8.5 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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